The law of Louisiana requires a motorist involved in a car accident to stay at the scene until authorities give permission to leave. Failure to do so often makes a bad situation worse for a driver deemed to be at fault in a crash. An investigation into an alleged hit-and-run in Livingston Parish, Louisiana, began very early Saturday morning and resulted in the arrest of a 30-year-old woman believed to be the driver of a vehicle that crashed into a motorcycle, leaving its operator dead and his passenger injured.
The woman faces a number of charges, including expired vehicle registration, failure to report a crash, failure to stop at a stop sign, felony hit and run, reckless operation, vehicular negligent injuring and vehicular homicide. Authorities have confiscated her vehicle for forensic analysis. They do not suspect impairment on the part of the motorcyclist, a 25-year-old man.
Details of the accident remain somewhat vague, but the driver of the automobile allegedly made a left turn across the southbound lanes of traffic, bringing her into the path of the motorcycle. The force of impact when the motorcycle struck the automobile ejected both the motorcyclist and his 27-year-old female passenger. Responders transported the passenger to a nearby hospital; her current condition is unknown. Authorities pronounced the motorcyclist dead at the scene. There has been no indication of how long the other driver's prison sentence may be if convicted, nor is there any information available about bail.
Those who have experienced an insult compounded with an injury in a hit-and-run collision, or any other car crash, may find it helpful to discuss the case with an attorney.